Galactocoele

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Breastfeeding patient with a a palpable mass in her breast

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

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Modality: Ultrasound

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Modality: Ultrasound

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Case Discussion

Galactoceles are lesions that have variable appearance on ultrasound. The differential diagnosis is malignancy, a fibroadenoma and an abcess.

Careful follow up clinically and with imaging is essential not to miss potentially sinister lesions in the lactating breast. be careful of simply assuming that lesions in the lactating breast are simply galactoceles. This is not true.

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Case Information

rID: 21494
Case created: 27th Jan 2013
Last edited: 30th Sep 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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